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Kali blood fountain

A fountain of the Blood of Kali in the Temple of Doom

"We become like them. We'll be alive, but like a nightmare. You drink blood, you not wake up from nightmare."
―2nd Boy in Cell[src]

The Blood of Kali, also known as Blood of Kali Ma, was a mystical mind-control potion[1] allegedly from Kali herself. It put anyone who drank it into a cursed trance, which was known as the Black Sleep of the Kali Ma, leading them to serve the Thuggee. It was said that this sleep was unending.[2]

Indiana Jones was forced by Mola Ram to imbibe the substance, leading him into a hallucinogenic trance in service to Mola Ram's cult. He was freed from this trance by Short Round, who, having learned that extreme pain could break the trance, struck Jones with a lit torch.[2]

In 1969, a much older Jones recalled his experience drinking the Blood of Kali to his goddaughter Helena Shaw as one of the craziest things he had experienced through his adventurous lifetime during their search for the Antikythera.[3]

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In Hinduism, Kali killed the demon Raktabija and drank his blood. This was because every drop of Raktabija's blood became another Raktabija, who continued his war against Kali and the gods.

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